Professor Gordon Blunn is a bio-engineer at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science at University College London.
He is based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital where has been for 25 years. During this period of time he has investigated the use of the fixation of implants to the skeleton. He has translated a number of novel treatments and designs into patients, which has enhanced implant fixation.
Over the last five years he has secured in excess of £3.6 million in funding, holds the position of Chief Scientific Officer for Stanmore Implants Worldwide Ltd., and is co-director of the London Implant Retrieval Centre (LIRC). He has extensive research experience in orthopaedic medical devices, materials and musculoskeletal tissues, and a number of his research projects have been translated into clinical practice.
Gordon has worked on the reattachment of tendons to bone and to implant surfaces, the integration of implants with the skeleton, the wear of implant bearing materials and the use of bone graft substitute materials. Recently his research has focused on the design and development of implants, retrieval analysis and reconstruction of bone and joints. He has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals; holds a number of patents on medical devices as well as being a scientific adviser to a number of SMEs.
Gordon is currently the president of the British Orthopaedic Research Society.